Professional ghost writers are people who professionally write other peoples ideas and deliver the material without taking credit for what they write. Now the fact that they are professional means that they get paid to write and deliver a decent creative and oftentimes, highly original piece of writing for a agreed upon fee. They are much like doctors or lawyers or any other professional who is hired to deliver a service. In this case their service is writing.
Professional ghost writers are an important and ongoing component of the writing community. They have been contributing to the body of the written word for as long as the written word has been around. In the times of the Greeks and Romans oftentimes politicians and business people of ancient times would hire professional ghost writers to write their memoirs.
And now it is almost 2500 years later and the profession still exists. So we can se that they are an important part of the professional community.
Now you may wonder what type of writer hires themselves out without taking credit for what they write. Oftentimes, they are the type of professional writer that enjoys writing and feels no need to take the credit for that they do. They enjoy the craft of writing and enjoy making a career from writing.
What that means to many professional ghost writers is that on a day to day basis they are free to write as much or as little as they care to write and can perform their jobs free of bosses or specific times. So while many people must go to work from at least nine to five, the professional ghost writers can choose to work what ever type of hours they feel suits them best. Some people choose to do their writing late at night and some choose to do it in the morning. Some people will work all day long. The point is that they are free to do it when they want to do it. This is one of the reasons they are willing to trade their writing for money and not take credit for what they write.
Another reason that these people choose to be in the profession is that it can be extremely interesting. Picture yourself as one of the very lucky folks who gets to write the biography of a movie star or get paid to write the insightful thoughts of a world leader. Some lucky people get paid to hear the recommendations of people who are deep experts in their fields. These very lucky people also can work with the average person, listening to their life stories or someone who has a great idea for a novel or movie but just doesn’t have the skill to craft that piece of writing themselves. This is one of the reasons that they hire professional ghost writers to write the great idea for them. And when the project is delivered, the person with the idea can put their name on the finished product.